UMass Medical School: High School Health Careers Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    The High School Health Careers Program (HSHCP) is a four week, tuition-free, residential program. It offers current sophomore and junior high school students unique opportunities to learn about the broad spectrum of careers in Biomedical Research, Biotechnology and the health professions (BBHP). 

    It is designed to improve academic study and communication skills of the participants.

    The program includes enrichment classes and classroom sessions including Language Arts skills, Mathematics, Science/Biology, and Information Technology and Cultural and Contemporary Health Issues Seminars. Additionally, the HSHCP offers participants  internships that give them the opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant is awarded a Certificate of Achievement and a stipend.

    The program is open to Massachusetts residents who are sophomores or juniors in a Massachusetts high school.

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